Dr. Saeid Hadidimoud | Engineering, Environment and Computing

Saeid Hadidimoud joined Coventry University in summer 2016 as Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics. He has worked as Research Associate and Visiting Research Fellow within the Structural Integrity Research team at the University of Bristol, UK (2000-2009), academic member of staff overseas (2009-2013) and in the UK (2014-2016) before joining Coventry University. He completed his first degree in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class) and MSc in Solid Mechanics (Distinction) at the University of Tehran, Iran. On completion of his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK he received a national award as distinguished graduate from Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in 2000.

He has over 15 years of experience focused on developing design tools for failure prediction using computational fracture mechanics. His scientific research interest is on quantification of follow up elasticity and classification of residual stresses for incorporation into the integrity assessment codes whereas on applied research his interest is focused on predicting failure in presence of defects and residual stresses. His current publication profile consists of around 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and more than 50 research outputs in conference proceedings.

  • 2009-2016; Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and University of Birjand, Iran
    I supervised (some still ongoing) a number of postgraduate research projects. Examples include predicting residual stress fields arising from various processes (cold expansion, welding, proof loading, friction stir welding), interaction of residual stresses with fracture, brittle fracture, elastic plastic analysis of pressurised vessels, quantifying elastic follow-up in structures, low-velocity impact analysis of honeycomb structures, applications of iso-geometric analysis techniques in shape optimisation and stress analysis, damage characterisation in pipeline steels and aluminium alloys, and the response of structures to combined impact/fatigue loading conditions.
  • 2006-09, University of Bristol UK
    “Multi-scale approaches to enhance material performance, residual stress & micro-structural issues”, Solid Mechanics Research Group, Sponsored by Serco Assurance, in collaboration with the University of Manchester, UK.
  • 2003-05, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran / University of Bristol, UK
    “Investigating the interaction of residual stresses and fracture in defected cylindrical steel pressure vessels", “The beneficial effect of Autofrettage loading of cylindrical pressure vessel steel structures in presence of cracks”, “Modelling progressive crack propagation in adhesively bonded structures”
  • 2000-03, University of Bristol, UK
    "The Effects of loading history on cleavage fracture of ferritic steels, developing a local approach to predict cleavage fracture”, in collaboration with “The Welding Institute” (TWI), UK
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021